Our Vision

St. Mary’s works hard to foster a community that is warm and welcoming. It is a place where students make friendships and  develop personal and academic skills within a community that is supportive and empowering. Every student is known and appreciated at St. Mary’s. We rely on the help of our dedicated teachers, parents and donors, who every day support the formation of our students — challenging them in their academic, personal and spiritual growth, and helping them cultivate lives that trust in God and that reflect his goodness, truth and beauty.

St. Mary’s Academy Family Tree – National Catholic Schools Week 2021

“St. Mary’s continues to be guided by the vision of its founding Sisters, whose faith and courage brought Catholic education to The Dalles. Today we continue that important work. We can all help in forming students who are honest and responsible, who are educated as whole persons, and who put God first in their lives.”

–Jim Healy, Foundation Board member & St. Mary’s graduate